With each passing year, technology continues to advance and a lot of the newest inventions are based on or utilize the Internet.
Technology is now closely tied with the Internet and this is due to the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to physical devices that are now connected to the internet, collecting and sharing data. It enables data flow between and to be used by both people and physical devices.
The Internet of Things is greatly shaping how we access information and the different solutions it can be applied to. In the past few years, many new applications and ITS solutions are utilizing these technologies. New research and technologies continue to develop and expand rapidly, the impacts and opportunities will be greater. This will significantly change many industries including logistics.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is dramatically accelerating the pace of innovation in the logistics industry.
The Internet of Things is on demand from many industries and Logistics industry is no exception. The logistics industry needs solutions that move its cargo safely and securely. Because of increased communication and data collection abilities such as GPS, cloud computing, machine-to-machine (M2M), and cell phone triangulation/mobile devices, more data is available. This data provides information on travel time, origin destination, vehicle volumes, and traffic movements.
GPS systems are great at helping us get to where we need to go. They utilize satellite navigation systems to direct you, but this can also be used to collect the goods loading and unloading location for logistic industry.
With the increased adoption of smart phones and devices, travel time, speed data and origin destination information can be more readily available as well.
Cloud computing allows people to have access to more robust applications and programs without any installation or need for new version updates.
Transportation and logistics businesses around the globe are focused on maximizing security on supply chain in order to safe guard the goods from any kind of thefts. However, to reach the higher level of security, they need to make end-to-end improvements.
A digitally enabled lock (an IoT device) is a one stop solution for transporting the goods with highest level security by using GPS, Cloud Computing, BT and Mobiles technologies which has ability to provide real time data. It helps to setup a fixed unloading points with the help of GPS coordinates. The digital lock will only unlock at the defined destination by the system. A generated passcode by computing algorithm which will sync through mobile device and lock will authorize the goods owner to unlock the lock.
Logistics industry provides services to many essential industries like Petroleum Industry, retail industry, banking industry, weapon industry and organizations like Army. All these industries needs highly secure transit service for their goods. The digitally enabled lock helps to achieve the secure transit service.
adepTala (a digitally enabled lock) from Enwidth Technologies is a readily available solution for the logistics industry
Innovations in mobile technology and the IoT are dramatically improving the way logistics businesses operate.